Meeting of Commissioners of
Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County, Washington
October 16, 2018
A meeting of Commissioners of Public Utility District No. 1 of Clark County was held at the Electric Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
Present: President Jim Malinowski, Vice President Nancy Barnes, Secretary Jane Van Dyke Commissioners, CEO/General Manager Wayne Nelson, Director of Communications Lena Wittler, Director of Engineering Cal Morris, Director of Water Doug Quinn, Interim Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny, Director of Customer Service Lisa Fix, Director of Energy Resources Dan Bedbury, Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland, Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker, Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker, Manager of Energy Services Debbie DePetris, Program Coordinator Cameron Daline, Energy Services Support Representative Brittany Thomas, Energy Services Administrative Assistant Kerrijo Libby and Assistant to CEO/General Manager Margaret Anderson.
Press Representatives: None
Others Present: Rick Syring, Adam Walters, Terry Oliver, George Caan – Executive Director Washington PUD Association and Liz Anderson – Communications and Government Affairs Director Washington PUD Association (Materials A)
At 9:00 a.m., President Malinowski called the meeting to order for the transaction of formal business. Commissioner Malinowski noted a quorum was present and the agenda (Materials B) was approved as submitted.
Consideration of the Minutes of October 2, 2018
There were no changes or corrections.
Public Comment – Non Agenda Items
There were no comments
Consideration of Accounts Payable
The board, by a unanimous vote, approved the following payment amounts as listed on the Letter of Transmittal dated October 16, from the District Auditor:
Electric Revenue Fund – $4,778,357.63
Water Revenue Fund – $199,140.50
Generating System Fund – $426,825.10
For a total of $5,404,323.23
Washington PUD Association Clean Energy Community Presentation
Washington PUD Association Executive Director George Caan and Washington PUD Association (WPUDA) Government and Public Affairs Director Liz Anderson reviewed the Clean Energy Community program (Materials C). If adopted, the program would provide public utilities in the state with a community-wide designation once identified clean energy objectives are met.
The board thanked Mr. Caan and Ms. Anderson for their presentation and are looking forward to seeing the full program once all the details are finalized and it’s been determined how Clark Public Utilities would work within the framework of the program.
Consideration of Resolutions of Establishment of LUD Nos. 1339 and 1348
Director of Engineering Cal Morris addressed the board regarding the Establishment of Local Utility District Nos. 1339 and 1348.
Resolution No. 7499 – LUD No. 1339 – Kimberthwaite
Resolution No. 7500 – LUD No. 1348 – Amber Glen
After the presentation by Mr. Morris, Commissioner Malinowski opened the public hearing for comment. There being no comment, a motion was made by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Barnes and unanimously carried that Resolution Nos. 7498 and 7500 be adopted (Materials D).
Limited Income Thermostat Program Update
Energy Services Manager Deborah DePetris provided an update on the Limited Income Thermostat Program (Materials E). Ms. DePetris outlined some updates made to the program based on bids received.
Consideration of Bid Award No. 542 – Smart Programmable Thermostats
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated October 16, 2018, detailing the bid results (Materials F). Commissioner Van Dyke moved to recommend that Bid No. 542 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder Energy Federation, Inc. for the annual estimated purchase of (3,200) Smart Programmable Thermostats in the total contract amount of $368,000.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Barnes seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Consideration of Bid Award No. 553 – Installation of Smart Programmable Thermostats
Materials and Purchasing Manager Cathy Wannamaker reviewed the memo dated October 16, 2018, detailing the bid results (Materials G). Commissioner Barnes moved to recommend that Bid No. 553 be awarded to the low evaluated bidder, Service First Heating & Cooling, Inc., in the amount of $474,900.00 plus applicable taxes. Commissioner Van Dyke seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Interim Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny addressed the board (Materials H). August had warmer and drier weather resulting in electric revenue above forecast. Ms. Ankeny reported that both system sales and off system sales were above budget for the month. August residential sales were 106% of budget, commercial sales were 106.2% and industrial sales were 102.2% of budget. August ended with a net income loss of $2.5 million compared to a budgeted net income loss of $1.7 million. Year-to-date net income is $14.2 million ahead of budget. Ms. Ankeny also provided an update on conservation spending year to date.
The Water System ended August with 853 new customer year to day, which is a growth rate of 3.59%. The net income for August was $1.3 million, compared to a budgeted net income of $661,000. Year-to-date, the Water System net income is $2.4 million ahead of budget.
August Wholesale Operations
Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker addressed the board (Materials I). Mr. Haymaker updated the board on power supply, noting that Slice performed 10 aMW above prompt month and 7 aMW above budget forecasts. Our monthly loads were 27 aMW above budget forecast due to the warmer and drier weather.
Commissioner Reports and Comments
Commissioner Malinowski reported on his attendance at the state auditors entrance conference.
Interim Director of Finance Melissa Ankeny provided the board with an update on the recent bond sale.
Manager of Energy Planning and Operations Tom Haymaker provided the board with an update on the Enbridge natural gas pipeline rupture that occurred in British Columbia (Materials J).
Director of Engineering Cal Morris provided an update on the transfer of Transmission Operator designation and associated responsibilities to Bonneville Power Administration.
There were no comments
Other Business before the Board
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:19 a.m.